Trading Infrastructure Architect

Quantlab Financial Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

Quantlab is looking for an exceptional Trading Infrastructure Architect in Houston, TX, Chicago, IL, Jersey City, NJ or New York, NY. You will have an extremely important role for our business and our team to ensure we continue to stay on the cutting edge of the latest technology. You will get the chance to bring intellect, enthusiasm and the ability to execute to the team. This is the ideal job if you are looking to apply systems and networking expertise to challenging and unique trading environments.

What you'll do:

  • Design and document low latency trading infrastructure that will include low latency networks, systems, and site-to-site connectivity

  • Keep up with the latest technology and identify opportunities to improve trading platform performance

  • Work with cross functional teams to maintain an infrastructure roadmap for one or more trading strategies

  • Meet with vendors, exchanges and industry peers to fully understand the technology used in markets where Quantlab trades

  • Drive lab testing of commercial and custom hardware and software to measure potential benefit to trading strategies

  • Lead infrastructure projects from design to documentation and delivery

What you'll have:

  • Work experience with trading technologies

  • Solid Linux and Networking Skills

  • Strong understanding of modern server hardware

  • Presentation and documentation skills for the sharing of technical concepts with mixed audiences including senior leadership

  • Must have the ability and desire to work collaboratively

  • Familiarity with low latency hardware solutions for networking and data processing

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Bonus points:

  • Experience with using Wireless RF networks in financial trading

  • Vendor management experience including pricing and service level negotiations

  • Automation of operations and monitoring using orchestration tools, scripting, or programming

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in relevant field

What you'll get:

  • The unique opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate experts who take pride in delivering results.

  • Attractive compensation and bonus structure

  • Generous benefit plan structure including an option for fully paid health insurance premiums for individuals

  • Company paid lunch

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Pre-tax transportation contributions

  • Casual dress

Who we are:

Quantlab is a quantitative trading firm where Technology and Scientific Research are central to our business and key to our success. Founded in 1998, Quantlab is a pioneer in quantitative algorithmic trading with a strong track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions. Behind our success is our people. We hire some of the smartest and most passionate programmers and quants in the world.

The firm is privately held with headquarters in Houston, and offices in Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Jersey, New York, and Amsterdam. We are 1 part Wall Street, 2 parts software development firm, 3 parts Los Alamos National Laboratory, and 4 parts Tony Stark's garage.

Why you should work with us:

Quantlab is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology, from high performance computing clusters attached to petabytes of storage, to ultra-low latency hardware, to highly optimized operating systems. Team members at Quantlab enjoy the collaborative and results driven atmosphere. We follow the mantra of "we can do it better." Quantlab attracts very talented people who bring innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to trading. Our casual environment has an entrepreneurial spirit that encourages creativity, agility, and continuous improvement. Quantlab is a place "where the best get better."

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